Poll: McConnell Edges Grimes By One Point In Kentucky Senate Race

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. pauses during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes trails Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) by just one point in the Kentucky Senate race, according to the latest survey from the Democratic Public Policy Polling firm.

In a match-up between Grimes and McConnell, 43 percent of Kentucky voters said they would choose McConnell and 42 percent would choose Grimes.

In a race between Grimes and McConnell’s primary challenger Matt Bevin, 39 percent they would vote for Bevin and 38 percent said they would vote for Grimes.

In an October PPP poll, Grimes held a slight lead over McConnell, 45 percent to 43 percent.

While McConnell has bounced back in comparison to Grimes, PPP found that McConnell had a 31 percent approval rating in Kentucky, the same approval rating as President Obama in the state.

PPP surveyed 1,509 Kentucky voters Dec. 12-15.

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